B. J. Lazan
The award honors inventors, developers or contributors to the introduction of new devices or methods.
Nominations are solicited from the general membership by the Honors Committee.
For your discovery of compressive delamination in thin films and development of models accounting for related mixed-mode fracture effects.
Herzl Chai earned his Ph.D. in aeronautical engineering from Caltech in 1982. He was a visiting scientist at the US Air force’s Materials Laboratory from 1982 to 1988 before joining the Polymers Division at NIST/MD as tenured research engineer. In 1992 he joined the faculty of the School of Mechanical Engineering at Tel-Aviv University. Along with collaborators, Prof. Chai has published over 90 papers dealing with delamination and debonding in composites and adhesive joints, structural instability and crashworthiness, contact buckling, and fracture of dental teeth and its relationship to human evolution. Dr. Chai serves as a member of the editorial board of IJSS.
Past RecipientsThe Society acknowledges the following individuals who were given the B.J. Lazan Award in the past.
|2019 - E. Patterson||1999 - D.F. Adams||1980 - J.E. Starr|
|2018 - Daniel Rittel||1998 - M.Y.Y. Hung||1979 - M. Leven|
|2017 - F. Pierron||1997 - J. McKelvie||1978 - W.T. Bean|
|2016 - D. Adams||1996 - A.J. Rosakis||1977 - G.R. Irwin|
|2015 - M. Grediac||1995 - C.W. Smith||1976 - J.C. Telinde|
|2014 - F. Hild||1993 - F-P. Chiang||1975 - M.E. Fourney|
|2013 - G.S. Schajer||1992 - W.H. Peters III||1974 - J.F. Bell|
|2012 - K.T. Ramesh||1992 - M.A. Sutton||1973 - S.S. Manson|
|2011 - N. Sottos||1992 - W.F. Ranson||1972 - D. Post|
|2010 - I. Emri||1991 - C.A. Sciammarella||1971 - D.R. Harting|
|2009 - E. Gdoutos||1990 - M.M. Lemcoe||1970 - F. Zandman|
|2008 - H.D. Espinosa||1989 - H.F. Brinson||1969 - A.C. Ruge|
|2007 - S. Nemat-Nasser||1988 - S.P. Wnuk||1968 - G. Ellis|
|2006 - Y.J. Chao||1987 - D.L. Brown|
|2005 - G. Ravichandran||1986 - A.J. Durelli|
|2004 - Y. Morimoto||1985 - A. Lagarde|
|2003 - K.M. Liechti||1984 - I.M. Daniel|
|2002 - A. Shukla||1983 - K.A. Stetson|
|2001 - W.N. Sharpe, Jr.||1982 - S.J. Green|
|2000 - W.G. Knauss||1981 - A.S. Kobayashi|